Chicago Man Who Spent Nearly 20 Years in Prison for Murder is Released After Identical Twin Brother Confesses to Crime

Kevin Dugar was freed from the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Tuesday night. / Illinois Department of Corrections

A man who spent nearly 20 years in prison for murder has been released after his identical twin brother confessed to the crime.

Kevin Dugar was freed from the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Tuesday night after a motion for bond was granted, his lawyer, Ronald Safer, told The Post.

“He is overjoyed to be free but is also adjusting to a world that is quite different from the world he left 20 years ago when he was arrested for this crime he did not commit,” the attorney said Thursday.

Karl Smith came forward in 2016 to confess to the deadly shooting. / Illinois Department of Corrections
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Dugar had spent the last two decades in prison after being convicted in the 2003 fatal shooting of a rival gang member.

But the case was called into question when his twin brother, Karl Smith, came forward in 2016 to issue the stunning confession that he was responsible for the deadly shooting.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Crane

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